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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 19, 2011 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could this be why some don't like JK and Furthur

She hit the nail on the head with one comment - "it's too sterile for me." Warts and all, Jerry brought the "soul", the real emotion often lacking with some of the latter day incarnations.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Apr 19, 2011 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could this be why some don't like JK and Furthur

Soul is definitely one thing. Great artists have that, 'je ne sais quoi'. Even when you go see the re-incarnations, and we love our boys, they don't have Jerry. Which means they have no mojo or swing.

Why do so many artists need desperation/ the edge to produce great art?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 19, 2011 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could this be why some don't like JK and Furthur

Your question is rhetorical, of course... Call it what you will - soul, emotion, mojo - some people have it, some don't. I think someone could play a JG solo note-for-note, on his guitar, but you would know it's not Jerry, just from the way he phrases, sustains, bends notes, plays accentuated triplets, etc.

Related- Interesting if somewhat wonky article in today's NY Times - they've actually tried to study the emotional content/impact of music and its effect on the brain, with comments from artists like Paul Simon and YoYo Ma. Subtlety and surprise are key elements; JG had those in spades.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/science/19brain.html?_r=1&;ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=all

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Poster: ducats Date: Apr 19, 2011 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could this be why some don't like JK and Furthur

its not something they need - its who they are